So, after a week of intermittent problems with my, service i now have no ADSL connection at all. unfortunately this means i've had to stop all my uploads and downloas (obviously) until i get the issue resolved.
my ISP (dodo) has been terrible the last few months. I only have a very slow (1.5mbps) connection but i rarely get connected at that speed, if ever. usually, i am getting betweek 400 - 800kbps which is terrible. after speakign with my ISP, they give me the same old line that they see anytthing above 10% os the advertised maximum speed as acceptable. What a load of shit.
So today, i rang them again to try and resolve the connection issues and they took me through all the same bullshit troubleshooting as per usual. nothing worked. they eventually told me, without any further infomation, that I needed a new modem (granted, i've had the same modem for around 4 years now). why would i buy a new modem to help me provdide a substandard service? I wouldn't.
So, i contacted what is now my new ISP (TPG) and signed up to naked ADSL2+. basically, they guarantee speeds above 6mbps and tell me that over 80% of customers in my area are averaging 20+mbps speeds. this also means i can now get rid of my home phone ($30 a month) and I will get a faster service, with more included data, for a cheaper price per month. I will get my modem delivered this week (it's saturday as I write this so prob won't get it till Wednesday) and should be up and running by a few days after xmas.
I'm just so sick of the substandard shit i've been getting from my ISP. I cannot believe i've stuck it out for so long. and simon, hopefully now this means i'll have better speeds when connecting to you!!!!!!
merry xmas everyone